Extension Program Specialist
B.S.H.E., Family and Consumer Science Education, Georgia Southern University
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
6500 Amarillo Blvd W
Amarillo, TX 79106
Leesa Wood Calvi serves as the Extension Program Specialist for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas funded Friend to Friend project, which is designed to help women find breast and cervical cancer earlier when treatment is more successful, according to Dr. Carol Rice, AgriLife Extension health specialist and project director in College Station.
Calvi earned a master’s degree in communications from West Texas A&M University in Canyon and a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga. She also attended the University of North Texas.
Professionally, Calvi holds certifications in family and consumer sciences and vocational home economics instruction. She taught home economics for three years at Austin Middle School in Amarillo.
She is a member of the American and Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the national and state Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi National Honorary Extension Fraternity and the National and Texas Association of Extension 4-H Agents. She is a member of the Amarillo Women’s Network.
Calvi has been recognized at the state and national level for her efforts in youth development and education programming excellence. In 1997, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is a San Antonio Livestock Leadership Extension graduate.